Detroit, Michigan native Danny Brown is one who takes pride in his hometown but also knows that there are serious financial problems the city is facing. Big Sean is another rapper who calls The D home but the two have had very different upbringings. Currently, Detroit is filing for bankruptcy and those still living in the city are continuing to feel the hardships of a large city crumbling.
In a recent interview with The Fader, Brown talked about his hometown and said that Sean portrays Detroit in a much different way than he does.
“You listen to how I talk about Detroit, and you listen to how a rapper like Big Sean talk about Detroit, and it’s like we’re talking about two different cities,” Brown said in the interview. “He went to the best high school in the city, you know, he probably was real spoiled or sheltered, so it’s like two different worlds. He can look at it and talk about guap, and we don’t have any.”
Danny Brown also said that many people that are from or live in Detroit don’t consider him from the area.
“A lot of people in Detroit don’t consider him that either,” Brown mentioned. “They say he from L.A. now. He ain’t been to the hood in years, and I wouldn’t either if I was him, to be honest. It’s not a bad thing. I’m in the hood every day now, so I see the faces, I see the desperation.”
Numerous rappers from Detroit have recently made comment about the city’s heavy financial problems. Obie Trice recently said that he thinks Detroit’s money situation is “going to get worse before it improves.”
Read Danny Brown’s full interview at The Fader.